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45th General Chapter – Updates from Brother Robert Schieler

Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, General Councilor for the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), is providing frequent updates from the 45th General Chapter. You can find his updates on this page. Click here for more resources on the General Chapter, including updates from other delegates.

Celebrating Founder’s Day (May 15)

RELAN-group-webGreetings on Founder’s Day, the day the Institute celebrates the life of Saint La Salle. The Lasallian mission is alive and well around the globe because so many women and men, Brothers, religious Sisters and Priests are themselves wonderful role models of compassionate, caring educators who excel in their ministries and are innovative in providing a human and Christian education. Read more >

Fourth Week: Visioning the Future (May 12)

General ChapterAs we begin our fourth week, we arrive at the heart of the Chapter’s work: visioning a future of the Lasallian mission for the next seven years. The reporting and evaluation stages are complete. Read more >


Reports Highlight Week Two at General Chapter (May 1)

General ChapterMay 1 is a holiday in Italy and throughout Europe. However, Chapter delegates held a plenary session throughout the morning. There were three reports: one on the 3rd International Symposium of Young Lasallians, a report from the Bursar General, and a report on Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS). Read more >

Retreat Leads into Week of Informative Reports (April 24 – 29)

Fr-Prevost-croppedOur retreat, which concluded on Saturday evening, marked the end of the opening week of the General Chapter. In the midst of our days of retreat, Father Robert Prevost quoted from the Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 – “All who believed were together and had all things in common.” It is in our unity – “together and by Association” – that we are strongest. Read more >

Creatively Serving the Poor (April 23 – 24)

Brother Álvaro addresses delegates.

The second day of the General Chapter concluded with a keynote address by Superior General Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverría, FSC. He shared his experience and the experience of the Institute through his eyes from the past 21 years, seven of which were as the Vicar General and 14 as the Superior General. Read more >

It is Also Our Work (April 22)

Gen_Chap_outsideThe theme of the 45th General Chapter – “This work is the Lord’s and it is also our work” – comes from a 1714 letter of the principal Brothers in Paris to Saint La Salle while he was in the south of France at a place called Parmenie. Read more >